Debate rages over school-based vs board-based exams
Poor show by Chandigarh schools has triggered a debate on school-based against board based system. A large number of Chandigarh students had opted for the board-based system.
Of total 16,365 students in Chandigarh, 8,782 appeared in board-based exams while 7,583 opted for school-based exams. On the contrary, Panchkula had just 546 students of 3,271 who opted for the board-based exam. Similarly, SAS Nagar had just 769 students of the 2875, who opted for the board-based system.
Unhappy with the system, UT director public instructions (schools) Kamlesh Kumar said the checking done internally by schools is not fair and there is a dire need to make changes in the current system to give equal playing field to everyone.
Echoing Kumar’s sentiments, Neelam Sharma, principal, MDAV, Sector 22, said schools tend to be lenient while marking the papers.
However, CBSE regional officer RJ Khanderao said dual system does not affect the outcome of the results. “There are guidelines which schools have to follow while making the papers and we also keep a check at our end,” said Khanderao.